Welcome to the Basilica of St. Joseph!
We are the Proto (first) Cathedral in the United States of America west of the Allegheny Mountains, the heart of the Diocese of Bardstown serving 10 states. Built to welcome pioneers and to serve their spiritual, physical and intellectual needs as well as all who followed them.
We invite you to visit and to join us.
Your prayers will strengthen us and we invite you to share your prayer requests with us. We would like to meet you in person at Mass. Please introduce yourself or, you may find an electronic message more convenient.
Our Mission is to embody Christ who never ceases to unite to God all who came to Him.
Fr. Terry Bradshaw
Faithful Citizens is a multi-parish and multi-institutional group of concerned and interested citizens who want to keep apprized of current social issues and situations which need our attention and who want to bring Christian principles to bear on these concerns.. The group meets periodically throughout the year at a host parish from 12:00 to 1:00. Lunch is included or participants are welcome to bring their own bag lunch with them. This ministry is part of Catholic Charities outreach in the rural area of the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Host Parish for 2017-18 will be St. Thomas.
Meeting dates will be as follows:
September 19 Third Tuesday
October 17 Third Tuesday
November 14 SECOND Tuesday
(Third Tuesday is Thanksgiving week)
February 20 Third Tuesday
March 20 Third Tuesday
Please mark your calendars, save the dates and plan to join us.
St. Vincent dePaul needs Rag Cutters! Thousands of dollars are raised for the poor of our community by this wonderul ministry every year! Donated clothing that isn't able to be sold in the store are cut into rags and sold to area factories for $10 a box. St. Vincent dePaul is in need of more cutters! Rags can be delivered to you and picked up when they are cut. A perfect stewardship oppurtunity for homebound, bad backs, & busy working familes! Cut rags while you watch TV & perform a valuable act of service!
For more information call Kim Hovious 348-3126.
It is said “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” The church has pro- claimed The Risen Christ to be a light shining through the darkness. There is an ancient tra- dition of lighting a candle when offering a votive (gift to God). It is a concrete way of thank- ing God for His blessings even as we petition His grace for current needs.
Also, the lighting of a candle can initiate a prayer that continues to keep vigil for us in church when we must move on.
Whether it is a votive candle in thanksgiving or a vigil light, both sacramentals assist us in our prayer; give witness to those who see the light; and bring that “light” to shine on those in need through our charitable donation (the votive offering).
The renewal of our candle stand makes each light more visible by way of the marble riser; inspires us to light a candle and offer a prayer through the message etched in the metal as well as protecting the church from fire and smoke damage.
Proceeds from the offerings will go to our charitable outreach to those in need. What better way to Thank God and witness His light in our world.
Blessings, Fr. Terry